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i dont think a gentle leader is needed on a little maltese. i went to a trainer that was putting them on bishon frises. i just think that...eventhough a harness may take a little longer to get the dog trained----that its safer.
 

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A GL is a head harness. If you are having pulling or lack of attention issues, the GL can give you a great, safe edge in training the proper behavior. It is a tool to be used with training, not a permanent band aid. Before tossing it on your dog, make sure you learn how to fit it and you go slowly to get your dog use to it.

GLs fit toy dogs just fine. I've used them on my own Maltese.
 

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Shiner had a major pulling issue. It wasnt bad like he was dragging me down the street but it was annoying. I love the GL. Now he behaves on a reg collar but every once in a while I have to give him reminder lessons. He just wants to go go go. The remind me of a horse halter the keep their head under control. works great
 
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